Kintyre-Hunterston

This project reinforces the transmission system around the Kintyre peninsula, in the South West of Scotland. The increase in transmission capacity, delivered in Q1 2015/16, will accommodate future renewable generation projects.

The project comprises:

  • a new substation in Crossaig Forest
  • replacing the existing overhead line between Carradale and Crossaig with a higher capacity double circuit overhead line
  • installing two subsea cable circuits from the new substation around the north coast of Arran to Hunterston.

It is a joint project between SHE Transmission and Scottish Power Transmission Limited (“SPT”), with approximately 90 per cent of the cable falling within SHE Transmission’s current transmission area.

We approved £174 million (in 09/10 prices) of additional Allowed Expenditure for the project in 2013.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 21st Jul 2014
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
We are publishing our decision to make modifications to SHE Transmission’s electricity transmission licence. This follows a statutory consultation on the proposed licence changes which we published on 18 December 2013.

  • Published: 18th Dec 2013
  • Closed: 27th Jan 2014
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
The purpose of this letter and the Notice published alongside it is to consult on proposed licence changes to the Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission’s) electricity transmission licence. This follows the Decision published by the...

  • Published: 15th Nov 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
The Authority has made a decision on the appropriate increase in Allowed Expenditure and SWW output at this time, subject to consideration of a request by SHE Transmission for a potential modification to the Transmission Area specified in its licence....

  • Published: 24th Jul 2013
  • Closed: 18th Sep 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 7 Associated documents
This consultation letter seeks stakeholders’ views on our Project Assessment for a proposed reinforcement of the transmission system around the Kintyre peninsula (in the South West of Scotland).

  • Published: 18th Jul 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out the Authority’s “minded to” position on the Needs Case for the proposed reinforcement around the Kintyre peninsula (in the South West of Scotland) which was submitted by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission).

  • Published: 18th Apr 2013
  • Closed: 13th Jun 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 10 Associated documents
We are consulting on the needs case for a proposed reinforcement of the electricity transmission network in the Argyll area. This proposal is being considered under our Strategic Wider Works process.